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Saturday, 25 July 2020

There are calls for the government to ensure the Windrush Generation get their full state pension.


Many people who left the country have had their money “frozen” at the level it was when they retired or left the country.

Streatham’s MP Bell-Ribeiro Addy is calling on the government to review the “immoral policy”.

The Home Office says “this issue of pensions is completely unrelated to issues experienced by the Windrush Generation.”

The statement goes on to say “We are determined to right the wrongs of the Windrush Generation.”

A Government spokesperson said:

“This issue of pensions is completely unrelated to issues experienced by the Windrush Generation. When someone moves abroad, this can affect their pension. The Government continues to uprate state pensions overseas where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example, in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement that allows for uprating.

“We are determined to right the wrongs of the Windrush Generation, which is why the Home Secretary is driving change to implement the findings of the Lessons Learned review to ensure nothing like this will happen again.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

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